Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Walter B

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Corinthians 11:4; 1 Corinthians 15:12-14, 16-20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-5; 1 Corinthians 15:5-9; 2 Corinthians 10:10; 2 Kings 20:5; 2 Timothy 2:8; Acts 1:22; Acts 10:40; Acts 2:24; Acts 2:32; Acts 3:20; Acts 3:26; Acts 4:10; Acts 4:33; Acts 5:32; Ecclesiastes 6:3; Galatians 1:11; Hosea 6:2; Job 3:16; Jonah 1:17; Leviticus 23:4-21; Mark 14:21; Matthew 26:24; Matthew 28:16; Romans 10:9;


But this pericope is not intended merely to clarify Paul’s doctrine of eschatology. It is obvious that Paul wants to straighten out some muddleheaded thinking and to enunciate anew the historic kernel of the kerygma. But the pericope has a double function. It serves also to validate Paul’s apostolic credentials as an heir to the earliest tradition. Paul establishes his authority, authenticity, and reliability as an apostolic witness before he moves from the kerygmatic summary to unfold his elaborate argument in support of the necessity of the resurrection.

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